A shake of Howie's head denoted no strange encounters of the weird kind.
She looked healthier and happier than during their last two encounters, and Linda had let it slip that she and Rainy were talking again.
While the two maintained mutual respect, Jake Weller appeared unsettled in Dean's presence, a combination of insecurity over Dean's more extensive experience and memories of past encounters that had pushed the lawman into compromising situations.
He lived through his fair share of encounters with the creatures over his lifetime.
He was described as chasing the British squadron all round the lake, but his encounters did not go beyond artillery duels at long range, and he allowed his enemy to continue in existence long after he might have been destroyed.
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